Forestry management company Tilhill has released a series of free public webinars on ‘Making Trees Work for You’. The webinars aim to spread the word to farmers and landowners on the benefits of tree planting. This follows the cancellation of shows this year such as APF.
Tilhill took a virtual took around the UK, starting in Scotland, dropping in on England and finally settling in Wales, extolling the virtues of woodland creation and how it remains a steady and loyal partnership option when it comes to providing farmers and landowners with an extra income stream.
The webinars were presented to more than 300 attendees with detailed case studies showing how unproductive land has been transformed into woodlands to enhance the natural landscape and to increase the natural capital through woodland creation grants and professional management.
Topics covered include:
- Why plant?
- Where to plant.
- What to plant.
- What grants are available?
- Woodland creation results and returns.
- Benefits of woodland management.
- Carbon – its role in woodland creation
Tim Liddon, Tilhill’s forestry director and webinar chair, with more than 40 years’ experience in the forestry industry, opened the webinars with a reminder of the importance of woodland creation: “The rural landscape is changing: Brexit, common agricultural policy, changes in the new planting support and now coronavirus. There is also a greater significant focus on carbon and climate mitigation for us to consider- which of these are threats and which of these are opportunities is difficult to fathom at times and one size certainly doesn’t fit all.
“Through everything, forestry and woodland remain a steady and loyal partnership when it comes to providing farmers and landowners with additional income streams. We hope the webinars give a good glimpse of what a woodland can provide and the funding available to help landowners create it, enabling more informed decisions going forward to help gain greater financial security for their families and future generations.”
You can join Tilhill for two upcoming webinars:
The UK Forest Market Report – launch of the UK’s most comprehensive analysis of the forestry investment market. 25 November at 10.00
The Woodland Carbon Market and CarbonStore – Find out what you need to know about the role carbon plays in forestry and details of Tilhill’s exciting new offering – CarbonStore. 3 November at 10.00.